Bassmaster Elite Series Angler
Adrian Avena is a local Jersey boy, having grown up fishing in TackleDirect’s backyard (shout out to Vineland, NJ!). Nicknamed “Jersey Boy” on the Bassmaster Elite Series, Avena runs a saltwater charter business under the same name when not ripping lips on tour.
Avena runs a BassCat Eyra with a Mercury 250 ProXS engine. He spent three years on the FLW tour, where he racked up two wins and eight, top ten finishes. Avena resides in Vineland, NJ as does his biggest fan, his chocolate lab Triton.
Top Gear Picks
Berkley Bad Shad Crankbait Lure
Designed by a collaboration between Berkley’s bait design engineers and team of pro-anglers, including hard bait legend, David Fritts, the balanced design of these lures allow them to be thrown straight and far.
Abu Garcia Villain Spinning Rod
The advancement of cutting edge, ultra-lightweight technology is built into the core of the Villain rod. By using a unique low resin content graphite, the Villain takes on a jaw dropping balanced and lightweight feel, without sacrificing strength.
Abu Garcia REVO Baitcaster Reel
The REVO is the fastest low-profile reel Abu Garcia has ever designed. Packed with innovative features, including a Duragear oversized brass main gear for maximum cranking power and the Carbon Matrix Drag System for smoothness, this reel is light and durable.
STORMR Nano Jacket
STORMR Nano Jackets are the perfect balance of a lightweight, waterproof and breathable outer shell with the performance you have come to expect from STORMR products. Designed for keeping you comfortable and protected in warm, hot and tropical conditions.